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Coastal Pines degree and diploma programs contain a substantial general education component that is at the collegiate level which ensures breadth of knowledge, and is appropriate to the purpose of the program in supporting workforce development. All associate degree and diploma programs include specified general education courses. Coastal Pines offers two Biology courses, BIOL 1111 Biology Introduction and BIOL 1112 Biology Introduction. Please find more information about these courses and other general education courses in the catalog


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TED Talks: Drew Berry - Animations of Unseeable Biology Screenshot

Click on the link above to watch the video TEDTalks: Drew Berry - Animations of Unseeable Biology.


“TEDTalks: Drew Berry—Animations of Unseeable Biology.” Films Media Group, 2012, Accessed 4 Mar. 2019.


View transcript for "Animations of Unseeable Biology" found here.


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